alrighty... i have made it home from Haiti.
it was a super quick trip to meet some of the stove vendors and see how it all is working IN the field.
my trip was lovely.
i will share my pictures and stories at the end of the week.
i stupidly left my phone in the car of one of the girls living in haiti so i am without a phone for awhile.
feels like i am missing a limb.
somehow though i think will survive.... ha!
and now.... Craft Weekend January 2013!
a new year begins for Craft Weekend.
it is pretty exciting to me.
we have some pretty big plans for the Craft House and Craft Weekend this year.
we brought in a new piece for supplies....it's from the barn.
it is so COOL!
it was from a post office but i am sure it is much happier living at the craft house now.
it was a pain to clean but i am loving it!
i want to paint it.... although i never have time.
(Katie Daisy art is from Pottery Barn Teen)
lindsey helped me set up my shop on the stairway.... so adorable!
she is so good with displays!
and a new/old map is up in the foyer making me happy every time i walk by.
we were ready a little bit early this time (YAY!!)
our guests arrived and the party was officialy under way!
i am always so interested in watching how they choose.
some are done right away and some are still deciding an hour later.
ironing, hemming, pinning, sewing...almost done.
i love the sounds of 6 sewing machines going at once!
they were all done earlier than any group has been!
that doesn't mean it was early, but it was earlier than the previous groups.
and i am fine with getting a little more sleep.
on saturday we took a COLD field trip out to Marion to our favorite shop, Bearly Makin' It.
it was crazy cold.
tere had a jeanne oliver bag!
these girls were fast workers!
most of our projects get quite messy.
if you are going to make a mess it may as well be a pretty one right?
i found another 7up crate at the barn (and then quickly got back in the van before i froze to death)
Lindsey led a project that she has posted about on her blog before.
it was so fun to make!! i LOVED it!!
joy led a project that let us use hammer and nails for the first time at Craft Weekend!
(actually it was A LOT noisy...kind of unreal how loud it was!)
my canvas before i started with bright colors.
we used canvases and paint sponosered by DecoART!
we love thier products!
my friend wendy of blue lily photography came for friday & saturday to take a ton of photos for us.
i was so happy to have extra time with her!
she squeezed us in before she took off her World Tour with Tyler and her kids.
i am so grateful!
you NEED to get on their schedule .... they go every where in the world!
check out their dates by you!
seriously adorable aprons!
they added flowers and pom poms and really cute trims.
i don't think i have ever been able to pick a favorite.
we made fabric covered button bracelets..... LOVE these!
these are the signs we built with joy.
everyone came up with neat quotes and colors!
our paintings with lindsey!
everyone's was slightly different in the shades they chose.
but i thought they were all awesome!
charly from kansas sara from kansas
gale from kansas
joy from california lindsey from california
here's the whole gang!
such a lovely group of women.... i miss you girls!
kimberlee and i pretty much have the best jobs ever!
we love serving all these women and guiding them as they create alongside their new friends.
somehow i have no photos this past month of all the YUM-O food she prepared.
i was too busy shoveling it in my mouth apparently.
her meals are just the best...prepared so thoughtfully...taste so GOOD!
i am so grateful for everything she does at Craft Weekend.
but it's really too fun to be called work for us both!